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Beauly Priory, Beauly

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Take a walk around the grounds of Beauly Priory, the ruins of a Valliscaulian monastic community founded in 1230. Information boards throughout the property tell you about its history, including its period as a Cromwell fort in 1650. Several notable figures have visited the priory through history, including Mary Queen of Scots during her travels in the Highlands. John Keats was inspired to pen the poem "On Some Skulls in Beauley Abbey" near Inverness with his friend, Charles Brown, when he visited in summer of 1818. Make Beauly Priory a part of your Beauly vacation plans using our Beauly trip itinerary builder.
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  • According to the information at the entrance it was founded around 1230 the name Beauly comes from the French 'beautiful place' Mary Queen of Scots visited around 1564. Also to be seen in the grounds ...  more »
  • Founded in 1230, Beauly Priory adorns the city center of downtown Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland.  more »
  • We went for a family Sunday carvery with my two teenage sons and younger son. We had an absolutely fantastic meal. There was plenty on our plates and everything was cooked to perfection. We love comin...  more »
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  • Very nice
  • It was the burial ground for the chiefs of Clan Lovat (Frasers) Accessible to the public with easy access from the town square
  • it's a nice old building but only for a short visit. no admission charge.
  • Interesting ruined priory & kirkyard